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Theoretical Development of a Wet Weather Design Event

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This paper presents a theoretical wet weather design event based on defining annual probabilities for various key wet weather components, including rainfall depth, storm intensity, snowmelt, and spatial distribution. This design event provides a straightforward means to determine combined sewer overflow control and assess likelihood of compliance for varying wet weather conditions. The theoretical design event is compared to monitored overflows to demonstrate its efficacy to reflect actual conditions. The use of the proposed design event shows reductions in over-design on the order of 25% to 80% versus use of a less refined design event.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2008

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